Can you come up with a book themed word for each letter of the alphabet? Here's our book alphabet challenge page to print and distribute.
World Book Day
World Book Day is recognised by over 100 countries around the world. It will be celebrated on 2nd March 2017 and its purpose is to encourage reading and a love of books in children. Your child's school may well be holding a World Book Day event or fancy dress day, but it is also a great excuse to get involved at home. We've pulled together all of our Books and Reading resources here, and added a few new ones, to get you started.
Dressing Up for World Book Day
- Here are some specific World Book Day costume ideas, compiled over the years. Most are easy to put together in a jiffy.
- A more extensive collection of costume ideas, many with ways for the kids to get involved in the making.
- Our printable animal masks might help for last minute costumes!
Book and Reading Related Resources
More Useful World Book Day Resources
Here's a simple picture of a story book for kids to print and colour in. Just click the link below for our printable version.
This book frame can be used in many ways, and comes in three varieties: blank, one side lined and the other left unlined for a picture, and both sides lines. Use it as a writing or drawing frame, for book reports, for notices on the board, or even as story paper ...
What are all these book-related words? This book vocabularly worksheets asks children to describe them.
Here's a fun way to keep a reading list! Just get the kids to write the names of the books (and maybe the authors) on the spines and covers on the picture. Perhaps they could colour in each book as they read it?
Children can trace the dotted lines of these books - quite tricky as there are lots of straight lines involved! Younger children could trace within the channel formed by the double lines instead.
These bookmarks are quick to print and cut out and they look particularly nice if you use a punch to curve the corners and then laminate them. Perfect for any occasion, really - National Libraries Day, World Book Day, reading incentives or rewards in the classroom etc.
These lovely colouring bookmarks are sure to go down well with the kids! Print onto card and cut out in advance, then hand them out to be coloured in. Libraries could leave a stack out ready to be coloured. We have a pre-coloured version too, here.
It looks like these kids have some reading to do! Colour them in - and maybe write the names of your favourite books on the spines too?
This lovely bright printable poster will brighten up the classroom, library or nursery, and hopefully remind children of how much fun it is to read books! You could even write your favourite titles on the spines with a fine tipped pen.
Encouraging your child to read a wide variety of books is probably the best education you can give them - but sometimes it seems an uphill struggle! We have put together a collection of tips and tricks to encourage reading which may give you some ideas.
How many smaller words can the kids make out of the letters in WORLD BOOK DAY? Try this as a solo challenge, as a race against the clock, or against other kids.
"Libraries allow children to ask questions about the world and find the answers." This quote by Laura Bush sits on a black and white photo of a boy enjoying a book in a library.
Coming up with one word for each letter of the alphabet, all to do with the library, isn't going to be easy! Print out our library alphabet challenge and give it a go...
Available in either colour or black and white, this library books tracker will keep the family organised - and it looks great out on display, too. The colour version is best printed with your printer's borderless settings.
You don't have to guess where these children are coming from - the library! They each have a good stack of books to read which will keep them busy for a while, as we hope this colouring page will do for your children!
You might display this lovely colourful library poster at school or at home to remind kids to go to the library - or in the library itself! It prints best using your printer's borderless settings.
Our library scavenger hunt is a brilliant way to get the kids involved at the library and help them discover everything that's on offer. Print a page for each child, give them a pencil, and off they go!
Hunt through our fun library word search puzzle to find the library-themed words! There's a picture for the kids to colour in too, if they like.
Ask the children to choose five of their favourite books and illustrate them for this picture gallery printable. This might make a good end-of-summer-holiday activity.
Here are some of our favourite quotes about reading, turned into bookmarks with appealing illustrations - perfect to cut out and give to kids!
A little girl enjoys reading a story with her Grandma in this pretty colouring page. Why not send it to Grandma with a letter or a note on the back?
Our reading worm makes learning to read new words fun!
Print out as many copies of the worm as you need. Write words in each of the segments (10 per worm) for your child to learn. As he becomes confident with each word, he can colour it in.
There are lots of different types of story genres hidden in this word search. Can you find them all?
Ask young children what they like most about school, and many will answer story time! Here's some story time story paper that they can use to write about it, or to make up a story... Choose from the download links below depending on which version you prefer.
This colouring page shows the best part of the school day - when teacher gets out a story and reads to the children!
Here's a lovely colouring page of a peaceful story time scene in the classroom. There's lots of detail to make it interesting to colour in.
We love books, and we love the heart shape of this pretty book too! We thought it was the perfect backdrop to this lovely quote by Ernest Hemingway: "There is no friend as loyal as a book". The poster is best printed using your printer's borderless settings.
If your kids love to visit the library, they won't need this poster. If, however, they need a little prompting that it's time to visit the library - here's the poster for them!
Here's another boggler puzzle challenge, this time for World Book Day. How many words - using adjacent letters - can the kids make from the letters on the board? Remember that if you make any words relating to World Book Day you can get extra points...
Your child needs to dress up for World Book Day at school tomorrow and you're stuck for inspiration? We've gathered together below some last minute suggestions for book character costumes for your kids!
Also see: Costumes for Kids
I love this printable! When the kids have enjoyed parading around in their World Book Day costumes and need a little quiet time, get them to draw some of their favourite costumes in the frames on our picture gallery printable!